Jay Verney


Jay Verney is a Brisbane writer.

A Mortality Tale (UQP), her first novel, was published in 1994 and shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel and Miles Franklin literary awards. Percussion (UQP), her second novel, was published in 2004.


Some clubs I have known

MemoirTHE PLEASURE OF the club is a guilty pleasure, a pleasure of satisfaction sitting at the edge of arrogance, the accomplishment of acceptance, the brio of belonging. How can I reject it? Could I possibly join a club that...

Sensual degrees of separation

MemoirQ: Mum, how can you tell when politicians are lying?A: Their lips are moving, sweetheart.I MUST HAVE been a masochistic child. I loved talking politics with Dad: his history with the Labor movement, the horrors of Communism, the right­ness...

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